Wednesday, October 26, 2005

random thoughts that cheer me up

virago \vuh-RAH-go; vuh-RAY-go\, noun:
1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.
2. A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.
[what a surprise, this second definition]

"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."
Erasmus said it first, but Tom Waits said it best.

"If I were King of the Forest,
Not queen, not duke, not prince.
My regal robes of the forest,
would be satin, not cotton, not chintz."
The Cowardly Lion


Nini's sistuh said...

The cowardly lion quote is only good if you sing it like him. I just did, right now, in my office. I have no idea what my coworkers are thinking...

Still Smiling,

Epiphenita said...

If you can roll your "r's" and affect a slight lisp, it's even more gratifying.

I should have included "...each rabbit would show respect for me. The chipmunks genuflect to me..."

I am enchanted by the image of pious chipmunks. Their tiny little paws stretching to make the sign of the cross and their buck-toothed faces quietly mouthing "in the name of the fatter sunflower oily roast."